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“Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Featuring new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on exciting journeys and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design, cars and more.
Subscribe to the BMW podcast series to find out about bathtubs in self driving cars, what a Beamer is, or why BMW designers are playing with clay. And in case you’ve been wondering if it’s legal to polish your BMW in your underwear – we have an episode that answers that as well.
All this and more in “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW. Hosted by Sara and Jonathan and featuring exciting guests - we are always authentic, but not always completely serious.
And in case you’re wondering: yes, it’s legal to wash your BMW with your underwear – just not in San Francisco.
Do you have any feedback or suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@bmw.com.

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“Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Featuring new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on exciting journeys and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design, cars and more.
Subscribe to the BMW podcast series to find out about bathtubs in self driving cars, what a Beamer is, or why BMW designers are playing with clay. And in case you’ve been wondering if it’s legal to polish your BMW in your underwear – we have an episode that answers that as well.
All this and more in “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW. Hosted by Sara and Jonathan and featuring exciting guests - we are always authentic, but not always completely serious.
And in case you’re wondering: yes, it’s legal to wash your BMW with your underwear – just not in San Francisco.
Do you have any feedback or suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@bmw.com.

    #018 Why prototype camouflage looks the way it does | BMW Podcast

    #018 Why prototype camouflage looks the way it does | BMW Podcast

    When a new prototype BMW heads onto the road for testing (or any brand’s test mules for that matter) it’s usually covered in a dazzle camouflage. Most likely anybody that has seen the dazzle camouflage in spy shots or in real life has wondered why it looks the way it does. Well in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, Sara and Jonathan explain why the patterns look the way they do, where they have their surprising origins, and also explain the term “Erlkönig”, used in Germany to describe covered test mules.

    And if you want to read and see more about prototype camouflage and “Erlkönig” cars, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/prototype-cars.html 

    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

    • 10 min
    #017 Hydrogen fuel cell cars: All you need to know | BMW Podcast

    #017 Hydrogen fuel cell cars: All you need to know | BMW Podcast

    Lots of experts are sure that hydrogen fuel cell cars are the future, and that it won’t be long before hydrogen-powered cars will be all the rage. In this episode, Sara and Jonathan are here to make sure that once everybody is fuel cell vehicles, you’ll be ready to join the discussion. Our hosts explain how a hydrogen engine works, dive into the pros and cons of fuel cell technology, and also take a look into the future of hydrogen engines. All this and more in this episode of “Changing Lanes” - so hit play to become a hydrogen car expert.

    If you want to learn more about the different types of electric cars, make sure to also listen to episode #014 of our podcast, in which we explain the differences between plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid, fully electric cars, and so on.

    And if you want to read more about hydrogen fuel cell cars, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/how-hydrogen-fuel-cell-cars-work.html 

    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

    • 20 min
    #016 The secret behind our favorite places | BMW Podcast

    #016 The secret behind our favorite places | BMW Podcast

    Everyone has a favorite place – a place for hygge and coziness. For our hosts Sara and Jonathan it’s of course the recording booth in which they recorded this BMW Podcast episode of “Changing Lanes”. For everyone else it’s the couch at home, a café, or for some even the cockpit of their BMW. But we wanted to find out what makes these spots our favorite places, what makes them hygge and comfortable. Is it design? Feng-shui? Come with us on a sensory search for clues about the magic of feel-good locations.

    And if you want to read more about hygge and favorite places, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/design/favorite-place-hygge.html

    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

    • 22 min
    #015 The best BMW engines of all times - a (subjective) list | BMW Podcast

    #015 The best BMW engines of all times - a (subjective) list | BMW Podcast

    We set out to find the best BMW engine of all time. In this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we’re about to end the eternal debate among petrolheads and BMW fans, and finally declare the greatest BMW engine of all time. Well, not really, as it’s nearly impossible to pick an engine from over 100 years of engine history at BMW. V12, V8 or straight-six; turbo or naturally aspirated; petrol or diesel engine... the options are seemingly endless. And what about electric engines and hybrids?

    So instead of settling on one engine, we’ve come up with a highly subjective list of 12 engine milestones. Think we missed one of the greatest BMW engines? Let us know via changinglanes@bmw.com. 

    And if you want to read more about BMW engines, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/outstanding-bmw-engine-models.html 




    2:52 min - Inline 6-cylinder BMW Illa aircraft engine (1917)

    5:30 min - 2-cylinder boxer engine in the BMW R 5 motorcycle (1936)

    6:32 min - Inline 6-cylinder engine in the BMW 328 (1936)

    7:45 min - V8-cylinder engine in the BMW 502 (1954)

    9:30 min - 4-cylinder turbo engine in the BMW 2002 Turbo (E20) (1973)

    11:15 min - Inline 6-cylinder engine in the BMW 3.0 CSL racing coupe (E9) (1974)

    13:01 min - 4-cylinder turbo engine in the BMW Formula 1 racing car (1983)

    14:47 min - 6-cylinder diesel engine in the BMW 524td (E28) (1983)

    15:59 min - V12-cylinder engine in the BMW 750i (E32) (1987)

    17:23 min - V10-cylinder engine in the BMW M5 (E60) (2004)

    18:34 min - Electric engine in the BMW i3 (I01) (2013)

    19:47 min - Hybrid 3-cylinder engine and electric engine in the BMW i8 (I12) (2014)




    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

    • 22 min
    #014 Electric car, hybrid and co. explained | BMW Podcast

    #014 Electric car, hybrid and co. explained | BMW Podcast

    In this BMW podcast episode we explain the differences between Plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid, fully electric cars and many more. We know it’s difficult to keep track of all the technologies when it comes to e-mobility. That’s why we use this episode of “Changing Lanes” to explain what kinds of EVs exist, from PHEV all the way to fuel cell vehicles. So get ready to learn the main differences in charging, engine configuration and daily usage – so if you want to be up to date on how electric cars work, listen to our BMW podcast episode.

    And if you want to read more about the different types of hybrid cars and types of electric cars, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/Plug-in-hybrid-and-other-kinds-of-electric-cars.html

    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

    • 17 min
    #013 The history of the BMW 3 Series | BMW Podcast

    #013 The history of the BMW 3 Series | BMW Podcast

    Few car models have such a long and rich history as the iconic BMW 3 Series: spanning 7 generations and going all the way back to 1975, when the first one hit the market as a sedan and convertible. Many variants and developments were to follow through the years, the legendary E30, the game-changing E36… But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Hit play and listen to Sara and Jonathan recount the history of the BMW 3 Series generations in this episode of “Changing Lanes”! 




    In case you want to jump directly to your favorite 3 Series generation: 

     

    1st generation (E21) - 1:23

    2nd generation (E30) - 3:43

    3rd generation (E36) - 5:53

    4th generation (E46) - 8:01

    5th generation (E90) - 9:47

    6th generation (F30) - 10:55

    7th generation (G20) - 13:10



    And if you want to see and read more about the different BMW 3 Series generations, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bmw-3-series-generations.html 

     

    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

    • 14 min

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